Hey friends! I love me a good Harry Potter flick as much as the next filthy muggle and I’m certainly looking forward to the (delayed) release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, based on my favorite one of the books. But something about this recently released behind-the-scenes footage is just making me nervous.
Half-Blood Prince is the penultimate Harry Potter story and logically the point when the drama and tension should be peaking, but it appears that director David Yates, who did an excecllent job of adapting the last one, Order of the Phoenix, wants to make it too cheery and dumb. “We got all the angst out of the way in [Order of the Phoenix], now we’re just having a bit of a laugh.” All that, next to adding a scene that wasn’t in the book while omitting a bunch of material that was, (as well as the step-down PG rating that the film has already recieved) is making me a little nervous, to say the least, about how this one will turn out. My fingers are still crossed, though.
Take a look at the footage below and decide for yourself!
And here’s a new promotional banner for the film featuring young Riddle, Malfoy, Snape, Harry, and Ginny, all looking concerned. (Well, except maybe Ginny.) Click on the pic to see it in its full-sized glory!